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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 18

Daniel Chai Jan 17, 2018 8:00 pm 856

Need a break from the grind? Check out one of our seven things to do today, Thursday, January 18. LinkedIn X Vancouver, Matoma, and more.

And for more things happening around town check out our events section.

LinkedIn X Vancouver 2018

  • What: The first ever LinkedIn event is coming to Vancouver this January, offering connectivity and innovation with more than 200 people expected to attend.  A whole host of speakers are set to appear at the non-profit event, inspiring attendees to leverage emerging opportunities and create meaningful professional relationships.
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available through Picatic, $17-$23

Business Excellence Series: Understanding Blockchain

  • What: Blockchain, a ledger of the transactions of bitcoin, is revolutionizing the financial industry as a secure and transparent system. But its disruption remains often misunderstood and treated skeptically as an untrusted element of financial technology. This discussion demystifies blockchain, evaluates its opportunities in BC, and examines its power and potential for the global financial economy.
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59-$69

Molly Lamb Bobak: Talk of the Town and Julie McIntyre: Travel Stories

  • What: The opening reception of Molly Lamb Bobak: Talk of the Town and Julie McIntyre: Travel Stories at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Exhibition runs until April 8.
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free


  • What: This multimedia show by gender-fluid artist, Silvia Calderoni, combines dance, text, video, music, and speech to produce a visceral, contemplative, and euphoric performance or what might be better described as an “intellectual dance party”. In this provocative display of artistry, Calderoni wears a number of different costumes and identities to break down conventional ideas of sexuality and gender.
  • When: Thursday, January 18 to Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At PuSh; $39

Matoma: One In A Million Tour

  • What: Known for his dynamic productions, Norwegian producer Matoma brings the One In A Million Tour to Vancouver with support from Elephante.
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: Doors 9 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $36

Story Story Lie: Pillow Talk at The Rio Theatre

  • What: Vancouver comedians and storytellers will share intimate, dubious and embarrassing stories that seem too strange to be true. The twist is that someone’s lying. Take part in the interrogation, spot the liar first, and win prizes.
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Beer & Board Games

  • What: A night of beer, donuts, and board games. Open to all-ages, but must be 19+ to purchase beer. Games will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where:  Cartems Donuts – 3040 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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